Recently renovated maison des amis (attached to the Logis) in a quiet hamlet 10 minutes from Cognac with all amenities - bars, restaurants, supermarkets and culture. The house looks out over sunflowers, fields, woods and vines and has its own large walled garden, field, wood and access to a small stream. Awarded 4* classification by Meublés de Tourism France in 2018, the gite has 2 bedrooms one king bed and one twin/super king (on request) with ensuite shower rooms/WC, fully fitted kitchen, including hob, oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, lounge/diner with sofas and dining table. We also have a one bedroom gite for rent. Both have private patio / BBQ area and use of shared secure, heated swimming pool (10m x5m) - May to October. There is also a gym / games room with exercise bikes, rowers, tredmill, table tennis, table football, pool, darts etc.
Rural views, pool, 2 bedrooms, 2 private shower/WCs, cottage with feature beams
June and Keith Smallwood-Rose
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 16, 2019
About June and Keith Smallwood-Rose
June and Keith Smallwood-Rose spent the first 2 years of ownership renovating the main house and gites to create luxury holiday accommodation as well as a place to spend their retirement. They have owned and rented houses in France since 2003 and pride themselves on their attentive customer service.
June and Keith Smallwood-Rose purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why June and Keith Smallwood-Rose chose Charente-Maritime
We fell in love with the Logis de L'Arceau as soon as we turned into our hamlet and saw it rising above the walled garden. It gave us an opportunity to completely transform this magnificent house into luxury accommodation for us and our guests.
What makes this Cottage unique
The peace and quiet apart for the birds and odd tractor in the fields but easy access to two great towns with mediaeval heritages - Cognac with its Cognac houses and history and Pons - a unesco world heritage site with castle on the route of St James of Compostella.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
LOVELY ACCOMMODATION IN A GREAT POSITION
We had a lovely 2 weeks staying with June and Keith, the gite was great with plenty of room and first class facilities. The pool was brilliant and made for a very relaxing area.
June and Keith were great with the lightest touch and being available whenever we had questions.. The position of the accommodation is fantastic being very close to Cognac and other interesting places and only about an hour or so from the seaside. Thanks for a great holiday and we would be happy to recommend this gite.
We’re really glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your kind words. It would be great to see you again at gîtes de l’arceau
Lovely accommodation for a fall stay in Cognac
We were two couples on a road trip through France. Our stay at June and Keith Smallwood-Rose’s lovely guesthouse was one of the highlights of our French adventure. The home was wonderful—immaculate, well-equipped, spacious, warm and cozy. It is a beautifully done renovation with everything we could ask for in a modern guesthouse. Keith and June shared their local knowledge of distilleries and other points-of-interest with us. June was kind enough during this slower fall tourist season to accompany us on a visit to a very small local distillery and interpret the lovely 4th generation distiller’s story of Cognac making. Amazing! Thank you again, June and Keith for the experience of a lifetime!
Thank you so much for your kind words. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay - always our aim! Do come back and see us again. I enjoy sharing the magic of how our neighbour Michel creates his award winning cognac. A great chance for our clients to experience real France and for me to practice my French. #livelikealocal
Lovely Gite in beautiful quiet rural setting. Nice sized pool. Very welcoming hosts.
We had a lovely two week stay at the gite in a beautiful setting. The gite has been done to a very high standard, modern and roomy. The pool is big enough to swim in, with lovely flowery garden surrounding it and with view over the fields. We took advantage of the cycles to discover the countryside - a nice day out. Cognac and Pons are near by, and the coast and beautifull beaches are near enough for a day out.
We're really pleased you had a good time in our gite and the surrounding area. Thank you for leaving it spotless! It'd be great to see you back sometime.
Très bel accueil, cadre enchanteur avec superbe piscine , belle région .
Nous prévoyons déjà d'y retourner Nos hôtes sont charmants merci encore
Merci pour votre mots gentils. Nous serons heureux de vous raccueillir!
June and Keith were wonderful hosts, we had the Gites and one room in the Main House, we loved our stay so much that we have arranged to book with June and Keith as the recommended place for people to stay for our wedding later in the year!
They have gone to such efforts to make the place look and feel fantastic, we felt relaxed, it was only a short 12 minute drive to Cognac and was just far enough out from Cognac that we were able to enjoy their stunning retreat.
I would 100% recommend this property to anybody staying in the area. Thank you again June and Keith for welcoming us in to your wonderful accommodation.
Nadina - thank you so much for your kind words. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you and your family again for your wedding.
June and Keith
Fantastic holiday retreat!
My husband and I were very impressed with our accommodation. June and Keith had clearly put a lot of effort into ensuring that everything was of a high standard. The cottage was bright and very spacious with all the facilities you would care to need. The beds were very comfortable and the sofas in the lounge were exceptionally comfortable. On our arrival June had left us a bottle of wine and a jar of home made plum jam which went down a treat, and later in the week we enjoyed some of June's home made scones and jam with cream! The accommodation had a fantastic heated swimming pool too, it was substantial in size which allowed us to swim and was not merely a 'dipping pool'. June and Keith are a lovely couple who were the perfect hosts and struck the right balance between allowing us our privacy and being available if needed. The location of the cottage was also ideal. It was peaceful and tranquil yet close enough to Cognac (10mins away) where there were lots of good restaurants and supermarkets. We would definitely return in an instant!
Thanks so much for your kind words and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay. It'd be great to see you again - we may even have the gate house cottage done by next summer!
Set in a small hamlet amongst the vines and sunflowers you can find absolute peace at the Logis de L'Arceau but still get to Cognac in 10 minutes by car for everything you could need in the way of activities, leisure, culture and shopping. Pons with it's Unesco world heritage site on the route of St James of Compostella is just 15 minutes away.
Rates & Availability
welcome pack can be provided on request - price on demand cleaning and linen charges included in property rates but if additional cleaning is required or you do not want to do your own cleaning at end of rental we will charge £45 /50 euros taxe de séjour (stay tax) is payable on arrival at €1.21 per person per night over 18 years old.